03/27/15 8:40am

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of March 27-29 with track work and service adjustments on two of six rail lines. This is the last weekend of track work during the Cherry Blossom season as Metro is gearing up for the busy Cherry Blossom season, a time when weekday ridership increases 15 percent and weekend ridership can nearly double.

This weekend, Red, Orange, Silver and Green line trains will operate at regular intervals. Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 18 minutes.

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03/27/15 8:18am
An extraordinary home for sale in Alexandria, Virginia at 230 Tennessee Ave

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, March 28-29 2015. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our real estate listings.

Got a home to sell or rent? Add it to our listings at this link and get a beautiful, well-organized listing that works across PC, tablet and mobile in minutes.

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03/26/15 5:35pm

GovernorTerry McAuliffeGovernor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after signing the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Bill as it passed the General Assembly, without adding any amendments or line-item vetoes:

“Today I was proud to sign a budget bill that provides a strong foundation for our future — a foundation built on collaboration and a shared commitment to building a new Virginia economy.

“This budget closes our revenue shortfall responsibly, avoids cuts to core programs like education, and invests in key priorities that are essential to economic growth. It also includes my top priorities of increasing funding for economic development; offering health care services to more Virginians who need them; giving Virginia state employees a much-needed raise; funding the First Lady’s school breakfast initiative; and supporting efforts to end homelessness across the Commonwealth.

“This final budget is a product of genuine bipartisan compromise. I want to thank Chairmen Walter Stosch, Chuck Colgan and Chris Jones for working with my team and me to pass this bill.

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03/26/15 4:16pm

Amenities - Braddock Metro Center

On this Throwback Thursday, exactly one (1) year ago, the RedBrickTown.com blog was officially born. We had been prepping for this day for just about one (1) month prior to this date and turned the lights on officially on March 26, 2014 in the 4:00 PM hour.

Our first post as Red Brick Town was on the Braddock Road Metro Center project which you can revisit at this link.

Thank you readers. This blog would be NOTHING without you. It’s been a great ride and it’s going to get better in the year’s to come.

For a refresher on why I expanded the current blog I had to Red Brick Town, click this link.

03/26/15 3:38pm

Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America convened a meeting of five colonial governors at John Carlyle’s Alexandria home. Among Braddock’s objectives was to secure funding for his upcoming campaign against the French. Carlyle called this gathering “the Grandest Congress … ever known on the Continent.”

Step back in time to Braddock’s visit this Saturday, March 28 and learn more about the French and Indian War. Meet General Braddock and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 18th-century! Costumed interpreters will be on site to answer your questions.

Admission is FREE, but a $1 donation is suggested. Braddock Day starts at 10:00 AM.

For more information, please visit this link or call 703.549.2997